Killing of St. Albert Mountie Prompts Sweeping Review of Bail Process In Alberta

The Alberta government has launched a sweeping review of its bail hearings practices after a repeat offender with violent criminal history shot and killed a St. Albert Mountie in January.

The report into the involvement of the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service with gunman Shawn Rehn recommends a further comprehensive review consider who may conduct bail hearings and in what circumstances, what information should be provided in bail packages prepared by police, and how best to ensure accuracy and availability of information, among other issues.

“We need to know if an improved bail process can respect people’s rights, but at the same time, better protect our communities and police,” Justice Minister Kathleeen Ganley said Tuesday after the 49-page report was released.

Read more in Vancouver Sun.


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